People in Love: a game about urban design

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The smartphone game People in Love is presented for the first time: the theme: urban design & happines, the problem about smart cities, and then also some game play screens.

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People in Love: a game about urban design

  1. 1. People in Love Pietro Polsinelli @ppolsinelli Daniele Giardini @DanieleGiardini Presented at Game Happens 2014 – Genoa, Italy.
  2. 2. Urban design & quality of life
  3. 3. Urban space is the space where cars go through, the faster the better
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. "Smart cities" are mainly an IBM, Cisco & Siemens project. The rhetoric of the Smart City is entirely fabricated by corporations: there are no citizens behind it Urban reformation is today often associated with the Smart City (pseudo) concept. 5
  6. 6. … OR … 6
  7. 7. … the transformation of space can impact social behavior. Through the development of green space, libraries, public parks, and pedestrian friendly streets, Penalosa helped transform Bogota into a public city.
  8. 8. 9
  9. 9. Urban change can be led by people. Only if people find ways to express their needs and ideals. Can we game designers help?
  10. 10. Genoa has an UR monster: the Sopraelevata
  11. 11. OR …
  12. 12. A great read.
  13. 13. Tell people: make them play urban committees 14
  14. 14. Urban design & (un)happyness: People in Love
  15. 15. The factory problem: good, bad, polluting, clean, dignified workplace, place of slavery... 17
  16. 16. City dump / recycling center Concrete open air sewers / swimmable water canal
  17. 17. Beginning gameplay. 19
  18. 18. My twitter stream is mostly dedicated to game design: http://twitter.com/ppolsinelli A blog on game design http://designagame.eu

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